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Annex I-Top 35 LLRC Recommendations

Annex I-Top 35 LLRC Recommendations

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TheTop35LLRCRecommendationsfromTSA
GrantingRedresstoConflict-AffectedCivilians
1.)9.14–“Expeditiousgrantofappropriateredress”toconflict-affectedcivilians.
Investigation(s)intoDeliberateAttacksonCivilians
2.)9.37a–“TheCommissionthereforerecommendsthatactionbetakento;a.Investigatethespecificinstancesreferredtoinobservation4.359vi.(a)and(b)andanyreportedcasesofdeliberateattacksoncivilians.Ifinvestigationsdisclosethecommissionofanyoffences,appropriatelegalactionshouldbetakentoprosecute/punishtheoffenders.”
Investigation(s)intoAbductionsandEnforcedDisappearances
3.)9.46–Investigateallegationsofabductions,enforcedorinvoluntarydisappearance;bringperpetratorstojustice.
EstablishmentofSpecialInvestigationCommission(SIC)
4.)9.51–“….theCommissionrecommendsthataSpecialCommissionerofInvestigationbeappointedtoinvestigateallegeddisappearancesandprovidematerialtotheAttorneyGeneraltoinitiatecriminalproceedingsasappropriate.TheOfficeoftheCommissionershouldbeprovidedwithexperiencedinvestigatorstocollectandprocessinformationnecessaryforinvestigationsandprosecutions.Thismechanismshouldalsodeviseacentralizedsystemofdatacollectionatthenationallevel,integratingallinformationwithregardtomissingpersonscurrentlybeingmaintainedbydifferentagencies.”
IssuanceofDeathCertificates
5.)9.52–Issuedeathcertificatesandmonetarycompensationwhereappropriate.
ImprovingCivilandCriminalProcedures
6.)9.54a-b–InkeepingwiththeobligationsSriLankahasundertakeninapplicableinternationalhumanrightsinstruments,andinaccordancewiththerequirementsofitsnationallaws,thefollowingmeasuresshouldbetaken:a.AnarrestedpersonshouldbepromptlyproducedbeforeaMagistratetobedealtwithinaccordancewiththelaw.b.AnychangeoftheplaceofdetentionshouldbepromptlynotifiedtothefamilyofthearrestedpersonandtheHumanRightsCommissionofSriLanka.
TheSearchfortheMissing,LegalAidandtheRehabilitationofPersons
7.)9.58–“Thefamiliesneedtobeassistedtodealwiththetraumaofnotknowingthewhereaboutsoftheirfamilymembers,insomecasesforyears.Theycouldalsobeassistedfinanciallyinsituationswherethemissingpersonshadbeenthebreadwinners.Legalaidshouldalsobeprovidedasandwhennecessary.”
 
 AccesstoDetainees
8.)9.65–“Thenextofkinhavetherightofaccesstodetainees.Therefore,anypracticesthatviolatethisprincipleshouldberemoved.TheCommissionhasobservedthatsomenextofkinareonlyprovidedinformationverbally.Moreover,havingtravelledveryfar,somefamilymembershavenotbeenallowedtoseethedetaineesinperson.TheCommissionrecommendsthattherelevantauthoritiesincooperationwiththeICRCandvoluntaryorganizationsenhancecurrentfacilitiesforthetransportationofthenextofkintovisittheirfamilymembersattheplacesofdetention.”
ProvidingFormalEducationtoDetainees
9.)9.68–TheCommissionrecommendsthatspecialattentionbegiventoyoungdetainees,inparticularthosewhoseeducationhasbeendisruptedduetoconscriptionbytheLTTEandwhoexpecttocompletetheirformaleducation.Priorityshouldbegiventoinvestigationandthespeedydisposaloftheircases.Inthisregard,theCommissionnoteswithappreciationthattherehabilitationprogrammehasenabledmanydetaineestositforthenationalexaminations.
ChargingorReleasingDetaineesExpeditiously
10.)9.70–Eitherchargeorreleasedetaineeswhohavebeen“incarceratedoveralongperiodoftimewithoutchargesbeingpreferred.”
InvestigationandProsecutionofParamilitaryGroups
11.)9.73–Investigateallegationsagainstillegalarmedgroups.Prosecuteoffenders“wheresufficientevidencecanbefound.”
RehabilitationofEx-ChildCombatants
12.)9.77–Rehabilitateex-childcombatantsincooperationwithNGOsandcivilsocietyorganizations.
ProvidingEconomicAssistancetoFemale-HeadedHouseholds
13.)9.87–ProvideeconomicassistancetoFemale-HeadedHouseholds.
VocationalTrainingandFormalEducationforConflict-AffectedWomen
14.)9.89–Provideformaleducation,informationeducationand/orvocationaltrainingtoconflict-affectedwomen.
SecuringtheSafetyandDignityofWomen
15.)9.90–“Womenalsoneedtofeelthattheyliveinasecureenvironmentandtheirbasichumandignityissafeguardedandprotected.TheCommissionisoftheviewthattheGovernmenthasaresponsibilityto
 
createsuchaconduciveenvironmentinallareasofthecountry,especiallytheconflictaffectedareasasanessentialprerequisiteforthereconciliationprocess.”
TheRehabilitationofDisabledPersons
16.)9.98–“TheCommissionrecognizesthatthereisanurgentneedtosupportthedisabledpeopleinconflictaffectedareaswhoinmanycaseshadbeenbreadwinnersfortheirfamilies.Assistanceshouldbeobtainedfrominternationalorganizationsandcivilsocietyorganizationsthathaveexperienceandexpertiseinassistingpeoplewithdisabilities.TheGovernmentmustalso,asamatterofpriority,addresstheeconomicneedsofthefamilieswithdisabledmembersasinmanyinstances,disabilityhasaseriouseconomicimpactonthesurvivalofthefamily.Thesocial,culturalandspiritualneedsofthedisabledalsorequirespecialandurgentattentionoftheauthorities.”
GrantingtheLegalOwnershipofLand
17.)9.104–“Grantthelegalownershipoflandtothosewhohavebeenresettled.”
 AddressingLongstandingMuslimIDPIssues
18.)9.110–“TheCommissionisoftheviewthatdurablesolutionsshouldbefoundtoaddressthislong-standingIDPissueconcerningtheMuslimsevictedfromtheNorth…”AND9.110–“SolutionsshouldbefoundtoaddresstheplightoftheMuslimCommunityasoneofthelong-standingIDPissuesarisingoutoftheprotractedconflictinSriLanka.”
FreedomofAssembly
19.)9.118–“People,communityleadersandreligiousleadersshouldbefreetoorganizepeacefuleventsandmeetingswithoutrestrictions.”(Thisrecommendationwillbetightlylinkedtootheraspects/recommendationspertainingtodemilitarization).
ReleaseofLandDeclaredasHighSecurityZones(HSZs)
20.)9.142–ExistingHSZsinPalalyandSampoor(Trincomalee),“aswellassmallextentsofprivatelandcurrentlyusedforsecuritypurposesinthedistrictsbesubjecttoreviewwithaviewtoreleasingmorelandwhilekeepingnationalsecuritytrendsinperspective.TheCommissionalsorecommendsthatallfamilieswhohavelostlandsandorhousesduetoformalHSZsortootherinformaladhocsecurityrelatedneedsbegivenalternatelandsandorcompensationbepaidaccordingtoapplicablelaws.
ThePreventionofForcedEviction
21.)9.148–“TheCommissionisoftheviewthatinordertopreventlegitimizingofforcedevictionandsecondaryoccupationofprivatelandsintheNorthandEast,thelawpertainingtoprescriptionshouldbeamendedinitsapplicationtolandtransfers/occupationeffectedduringtheperiodofconflict.”
ExpeditingCompensatoryReliefforThoseInvolvedwiththeLTTE
22.)9.164–“AdecisionhastobetakenoncompensatoryrelieffordeathandinjuryforthoseinvolvedwiththeLTTE.Fromthebroadreconciliatoryperspective,theCommissiontakestheviewthatin

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